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The Hancock College side had the ball most of the time in this one, but the Oxnard College side scored most of the goals.

The Condors scored twice in the first half, the Bulldogs, though they had the ball in Oxnard's end, a lot, didn't score at all then and Oxnard finished with a 3-1 win in a Western State Conference North Division men's soccer game at Hancock Tuesday.

The Bulldogs (10-8-3, 2-6-1) dropped their home finale. The Condors moved to 12-7-1, 5-4-0. Migel Gomez scored the Hancock goal on a penalty kick in the 86th minute.

The Condors made a Francisco Arroyo goal and assist — on an Arvin Bravo score — in the first half.

Hancock came out on the short end even though the Bulldogs penetrated deep into Condors' territory several times in the first half and possessed the ball most of the time until intermission.

"That's been kind of the story for us in conference play," said Hancock coach Billy Vinnedge.

"We can't take advantage of our opportunities, and the other team capitalizes on our mistakes. That's what happened Friday against Moorpark, and it happened today."

The Bulldogs beat the Raiders 6-1 at Moorpark in the first half of WSC North play, but the Raiders edged the Bulldogs 3-2 at Hancock Friday.

Hancock has had a hard time in conference play after winning eight times in the pre-season. The Bulldogs won five games all of last year.

The Condors' ball-handlers out-maneuvered the Bulldogs' deep defenders in the 20th minute and Arroyo, after taking a pass from Benjamin Garcia, popped in a shot from just about dead center in the penalty box.

Arroyo zipped a pass to Bravo who was a few yards outside the goal and Bravo, airborne, knocked the ball in.

"Just a stupid penalty by us," to set up the goal, said Vinnedge.

Meanwhile, in the first half, the Bulldogs missed on a header from a good shooting angle, missed a makeable rebound off that shot and then Oxnard goal keeper Matthew Escarena grabbed a promising-looking Gomez header.

Defender Angel Gallo and goalkeeper Antony Herrera helped the Bulldogs stay in contention in the first half. Gallo turned away a promising Oxnard breakaway, and Herrera made a tough save on a header just before the Bravo goal.

Herrera also made a sliding save in the first half.

Neither team could mount much of an attack in the second half until Gomez scored on the penalty kick.

Hancock couldn't come close to tying the score in regulation after that, and Eduardo Gonzalez, from about a yard away from the net, took an Adolfo Magana pass in stoppage time and scored the last Oxnard goal.

The Bulldogs will finish their season with a 3 p.m. game Friday at Los Angeles Mission College.

Hancock to host Military Appreciation Day

Hancock College will host Military Appreciation Day for the Hancock football team's final regular season home game, Saturday at 1 p.m. against Citrus College.

All military members, veterans and their family members will receive free admission to the game, and lunch. Tickets can be picked up at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Public Affairs office at Vandenberg AFB or in the college's Veteran Success Center.

Hancock (7-2, 4-0) clinched at least a share of the Pacific League title, its first league title since 2000, and its first under 17th-year coach Kris Dutra, by beating Antelope Valley College 21-7 at AVC last night in a showdown for first place.

The Bulldogs have clinched a bowl berth. The last time they were in a bowl was in 2011, when they routed East Los Angeles College 58-11 in the Western State Conference Bowl at Righetti High School.

Hancock linebacker Basiru Jobe earned the Week 10 American Pacific League's Defensive Player of the Week award after racking up a team-high 16 tackles, including 1.5 for loss, at AVC. 


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